High School Students Earn Advanced Placement Honors
Students from Central Valley High School and University High School have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement (AP) Exams.
More than 1.4 million high school students in almost 16,000 secondary schools worldwide took the AP Exams in May 2007 after completing challenging college-level courses at their schools. About 18 percent of these students earned recognition as AP Scholars for their high achievement on the exams, which are scored on a 5-point scale.
Suzanne Miller of Central Valley High School earned a National AP Scholar Award by achieving an average grade of 4 or higher on all AP Exams taken and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.
Twelve students earned the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by achieving an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. From Central Valley High School, these students are Brandon Campbell, Nathan Damiano, Kimberly Gering, Austin Long, Suzanne Miller, Laura Murphy, Ian Shatto and Keri Wendt. From University High, these students are Leslie Berkseth, Aaron Bestick, Jared Lollar and Stephanie Smith.
Fifteen students earned the AP Scholar with Honor Award by achieving an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. From Central Valley High School, these students are William Bernbaum, Christopher Burdick, Brittany Carter, Camille Carter, Anna Daines, Joshua Dunn, Ashley Johnson, Dana Kearnes, Kayla Lockhart, Michael Moore, Maria Naccarato and Jessica Willard. From University High School, these students are Lara Curtis, Megan Stearns and Stephen Thompson.
Thirty-eight students earned the AP Scholar Award by earning grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. From Central Valley High School, these students are Marissa Bertel, Kali Clark, Whitney Cutrone, Brigitte Delgadillo, Brian Donnini, Matthew Edlin, Brooke Ford, Kyrie Geisler, Amber Jackson, Jie Jiao, Gavin Johnson, Kristin Molter, Tyler Murphey, Nicholas Nelson, Bridget Reilly, Rutsy Shellhorn, Austen Szott, Randall Tabor, Amy Wang and Ryan Whitehead. From University High School these students are David Almeida, Jessica Arter, Kyle Bielen, Alexandra Campbell, Charlie Coffin, Jennifer Conne, Morgan Garratt, Stephanie Haskins, Philip Herma, Shane Hetrick, Thomas Knudsen, Bradley Maier, John Mann, Erika McCorkle, Mitchell Palmquist, Nicholas Riordan, Matthew Stephens and Brittany Vens.
Many colleges award college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. In 2007, 37 AP Exams were offered in a wide variety of subject areas, each consisting of multiple-choice and free-response (essay or problem-solving) questions.
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